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Cannabis Testing Labs: Fully functional from scratch

Published: Dec 23, 2019   

Cannabis is a complex matrix with significant variation in chemovars (strains) and products. Learn how to set up an effective analytical testing lab in the booming cannabis industry. This presentation will discuss the wide range of lab requirements, including everything from instrumentation and equipment to personnel and accreditation. With the cannabis industry’s desire for more quality control, we will look at the need for accurate potencies of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as the necessity for the detection of harmful microbial and chemical contaminants including yeast and mold, pathogens, heavy metals, mycotoxins, residual solvents, and pesticides.

Following the federal legalization of cannabis in Canada late last year, some distinct differences have come to light in comparing the regulatory framework between Canada and the US. We will examine the key differences with respect to testing labs requirements, including the vast difference in contaminant limits. Whether you’re looking to test to release batches for sale or to set up a thorough and effective research and development program, we’ll be discussing the requirements, issues, and tip and tricks of the cannabis testing industry.

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